Crime, Science and Inquiry: An Integrated Exhibit and Web-based Learning Initiative

May 1st, 2006 - April 30th, 2010 | PROJECT

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will utilize the popular areas of criminal investigation and forensic science to create a 5,000 square foot national traveling exhibition and an accompanying web adventure. The project builds upon the work done during the planning grant (ESI-0307473). The target audience is families with middle-school aged children and school groups in grades four through nine. The project partners include Rice University Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative, Boys & Girls Clubs and 14 science museums in EPSCOR states. The potential strategic impact of this project will be a new model for developing an exhibit and website that are fully integrated from the beginning with the same learning goals. The evaluation will provide information about how an integrated exhibit and website is developed and its impact.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation of CSI: The Experience

Team Members

Charlie Walter, Principal Investigator, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0540335
Funding Amount: 2429234


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media